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Get 10% off with early bird discount

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Dates in country

21 Jun – 02 Jul, 2021

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Early bird ends

23 Nov, 2020

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The trip price includes international flights as well as in-country costs. So don’t worry about making your own bookings—we’ll do the admin for you! If you’d prefer to book your own flights, we’ll be glad to work with you to facilitate this.

Everything you need to participate in our standard itinerary is covered. Check out the ‘What’s Included’ section for more details. Payment plans available, email us to learn more.

Register your interest for Tanzania

Register your interest for Tanzania

Sample Itinerary

You’re invited to experience God’s hope and love for Tanzania with an immersive Insight Trip. Meet precious children, their families and local churches on the front lines of Compassion’s ministry in two different nations—and be inspired by God’s grace at work.     

The itinerary for this trip will be customised based on a number of factors, including the location of the travellers’ sponsored children. The following is a sample itinerary to give you the flavour of what to expect on your life-changing journey. A final itinerary will follow closer to your travel dates.

  • Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania
    1 Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

    Welcome to Tanzania. Arrive and make your way to the northeastern city of Arusha. There are no activities planned until the evening so get comfortable in your accommodation and soak in the awe of the twin peaks of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. Spend some time resting or get to know a little more about your fellow travellers from Australia.

    Stay: One night in Arusha (accommodation details to be provided) 
    Highlight: Spend some time getting to know your team!

  • Day 2: Visit Compassion Tanzania office 
    2 Day 2: Visit Compassion Tanzania office

    The best place to start your trip is at Compassion’s office in Arusha. Here, you’ll meet the local staff and get an overview of the ministry’s activities in the country. After a tour of the office, treat your tastebuds to the local cuisine and begin journeying into rural Tanzania. 

    Stay: Nearby accommodation
    Highlight: See how Compassion’s field office in Tanzania operates.

  • Days 3-4: Child development centre in rural Tanzania
    3|4 Days 3-4: Child development centre in rural Tanzania

    Arrive at your first child development centre on the outskirts of Arusha. Get ready to meet the bright and beautiful children in Compassion’s program. There’ll be plenty of laughter, dancing and playing but you’ll also understand more about Compassion’s approach to holistic child development. You’ll have an opportunity to meet the local church pastor and staff and be invited into some of the homes of precious children and their families. 

    Stay: Nearby accommodation
    Highlight: Get to know Compassion assisted children.

  • Day 5: Safari at a national park
    5 Day 5: Safari at a national park

    Venture out and explore the wonders of Tanzania’s landscape and wildlife with a team visit to Arusha National Park. Located at the base of Mount Meru, a volcano, the national park boasts a diverse bird life, glorious peaks and craters and pristine lakes. Try spotting zebras, giraffes, hippos and more!

    Stay: Nearby accommodation
    Highlight: Spot Tanzania’s wildlife!

  • Day 6: A day with Compassion sponsored children
    6 Day 6: A day with Compassion sponsored children

    Feel like a child again and share in the joy and laughter of a Compassion assisted child with a visit to a popular tourist attraction in Arusha. In the afternoon, we’ll wrap up the trip with a team-wide debrief for your chance to reflect and share in each other’s experiences.

    Stay: Accommodation in Arusha
    Highlight: Visit a tourist attraction in Arusha with a Compassion sponsored child.

  • Day 7: Church service in rural Arusha
    7 Day 7: Church service in rural Arusha

    Attend a local church service in rural Arusha and experience the love and hospitality of Tanzania. After the service, spend the afternoon resting.

    Stay: Nearby accommodation
    Highlight: Experience a typical Sunday service at a local church.

  • Day 8: Visit a Mums and Babies survival project
    8 Day 8: Visit a Mums and Babies survival project

    Compassion’s Child Sponsorship Program touches every aspect of a child’s life from the womb to the workforce and often involves the prenatal and postnatal care of mothers and caregivers. Visit a Mums and Babies survival project and meet some of the mothers and caregivers supported by Compassion, along with their adorable little ones.

    Stay: Nearby accommodation
    Highlight: Be exposed to Compassion’s work with mothers and caregivers.

  • Day 9: Child development centre in urban Arusha
    9 Day 9: Child development centre in urban Arusha centre in Togo

    In the capital, urban slums are a common reality. You’ll witness the challenges faced by families living on a low income, a lack of employment opportunities and poor sanitation.  But a visit to Compassion’s child development centre will remind you of God’s transformative hope in Tanzania. You’ll spend time with a local church pastor and staff, and have the opportunity to step inside a local’s home. In the evening, you’ll be invited to share a meal with some inspiring young adults who were formerly part of Compassion’s program. That’s how you finish on a high note before packing your bags to head to the airport tomorrow!

    Stay: Accommodation in Arusha
    Highlight: See Compassion’s ministry in Arusha in action.

  • Day 10: Debrief and rest day before departure
    10 Day 10: Debrief and rest day before departure

    Meet up with your team to spend some time in prayer and discussion of the events you’ve seen, felt and experienced. Each of you will have a different take on what has happened and what God has been working on in your hearts. Relax on your final afternoon in Tanzania: wander through the local markets to buy some souvenirs for your loved ones, catch up on some reading, or keep the conversation going over a cuppa.

    Stay: Nearby accommodation 
    Highlight: Debrief with your team and buy some souvenirs.

  • Day 11: Depart Tanzania
    11 Day 11: Depart Tanzania

    The Insight Trip may have come to an end but you can choose to continue the adventure at your own expense. Hike up Mt Kilimanjaro, embark on another wild safari or simply stay back to enjoy a few extra days of rest. Otherwise, bid adieu to the team as you make your way back to the airport to head home. You might be departing Tanzania but the stories and people you’ve encountered will always remain a part of you.

What's Included

International flights (if you’d like to book your own flights, we’ll be glad to work with you to facilitate this).
transport icon All transport in Tanzania
Twin share accommodation (you can upgrade to a single room at an additional cost)
All meals in Tanzania (including bottled water)
Travel insurance
Visits to any tourist attractions in the itinerary
Preparing-to-go training material costs
A trained Trip Leader from Compassion Australia to guide you through your Insight Trip experience

What's Not Included

Visa applications
transport icon Costs associated with visiting your sponsored child (these will vary based on where your sponsored child lives)
Additional accommodation or travel costs (if you choose to extend your stay)
Vaccinations or immunisations (please seek relevant medical advice prior to leaving Australia)
Excess baggage fees
SIM cards, phone calls, laundry service or internet usage while travelling
Optional activities, additional snacks, mini-bar, shopping, gifts for your sponsored child or souvenirs

Important Information

  • How is coronavirus (COVID-19) impacting travel with Compassion?

    How is coronavirus (COVID-19) impacting travel with Compassion?

    Currently, all travel to Compassion field countries has been suspended until the end of July 2020. At this stage, we are continuing to monitor the situation as we plan for trips beyond July. If we need to cancel or postpone your trip after July, we'll contact you to work out a solution for the monies you've paid.

  • Payment Process

    Payment Process

    You will be issued with two invoices to cover the total cost of this Insight Trip:

    1. Invoice one will be for the payments below. Each payment will be listed as a separate item on the invoice with its own due date.
      • Payment one: $300 deposit per person, which must be paid by the due date on the invoice to secure your place on the Insight Trip.
      • Payment two: the bulk of the Insight Trip costs, due approximately six months before departure.
      • Payment three: the balance of your Insight Trip package, due approximately three months before departure (if you qualify for the early-bird discount, this balance will be reduced accordingly).
    2. Invoice two is for any additional costs related to visiting your sponsored child, and will be sent out one or two months before departure. If you do not incur any additional costs outside of the planned Insight Trip, you will not receive invoice two.
  • Traveller Agreement

    Traveller Agreement

    You will be provided with a Traveller Agreement form, which includes all terms and conditions to be examined and confirmed prior to departure.

    Key aspects of this Insight Trip information include:

    • Child Protection
    • Media/Image capture and use
    • Health and Safety (including immunisations and pre-existing medical conditions)
    • Travel Documentation
    • Travel Insurance
    • Acknowledgement and Release

    To ensure our impact on the children and churches we visit is positive, we ask you to engage in all group activities, participate fully in Preparing To Go and on-trip briefing sessions, and follow the guidance of your Field Experience Leader to ensure we respect cultural practices that may vary significantly to those in Australia.

  • Cancellation Policy

    Cancellation Policy

    • If you withdraw from the Insight Trip, we will refund you the amount you’ve paid less your deposit and any additional non-refundable expenses Compassion has incurred on your behalf, such as insurance, flights, accommodation, and costs relating to meeting your sponsored child. You'll need to provide us with written notice of cancellation.
    • If we need to cancel or postpone your trip, we'll contact you to work out a solution for the amount you've paid.
  • Costs involved with meeting your sponsored child

    Costs involved with meeting your sponsored child

    One of the highlights of an Insight Trip is the fun day, when the travellers and their sponsored children come together to enjoy a picnic, local attraction or activity. This is typically held at a location near Compassion’s office in a field country, where Insight Trips are generally based. But while your sponsored child may live nearby, it’s possible that they could live in another region entirely – or even on another island!

    That means the costs involved in transporting your sponsored child, a parent or guardian, and a representative from their church or project can vary significantly. In all cases, we’ll ensure they travel safely to meet you— but depending on your sponsored child’s age and circumstances, it may be the case that you’ll need to travel to meet them.

    When you submit your enquiry, we’ll let you know an estimated cost to meet your sponsored child to help you make a decision about joining the trip; with a final cost being confirmed once the group’s itinerary is locked in closer to departure. We know it’s an experience that you and your sponsored child will remember forever!